Penny In Penny Out

by | Apr 21, 2018 | 2017-2018, Our Activities

One message that we want to promote this year is that our club uses all of the funds it raises at Elegant Evening during the following year to enhance the lives of women and youth in our community and the world.  Check out the causes we support!

Last year’s Elegant Evening funds provided………
  • 43 cash grants and scholarships: Most Improved Students, Women on Their Way Awards,Violet Richardson Awards, and Ruby Awards.
  • 50 middle school students participating in Junior S Club.
  • 500 Middle School students and adults participating in Drug Store Project.
  • 50 Mother’s Day baskets created for shelter and women in need by our Junior S Club.
  • partial funding for training of 600 Kenyan Youth in self-defense and AIDS awareness.
  • 17 Micro Loans for Kenyan Women to establish their economic self-sufficiency.
  • 2 Batwa Pygmy youth, full scholarships to attend school.
  • 3000 books for youth grades K-8 in Lake Tahoe for summer reading.
  • 50 backpacks for children in need.
  • 35 students weekend nutritional assistance.
  • 50 Bread and Broth clients.
  • Assistance to underwrite purchase of diapers, and funding for a nurse assisting with pregnant high school girls
  • The BATS, Bringing Art to the Schools , program to our elementary sites.
  • Water Quality Day: survey of water quality in Lake Tahoe.
  • 100 dresses made for “Dress a Girl Around the World, made by members but supplies provided by you.
  • Funding and member assistance to : CASA El Dorado, 80 Senior Project students, Coalition for the Homeless, Choices for Children, Lake Tahoe Education Foundation, Horses & Humans, Choices for Children, 40 member Club Literario, 80 students for Kindergarten Welcome, Barton Baby Book Bags, Family of 4 transitioned from homeless through St. Joseph’s Land Trust, 2 student scholarships to Camp Buck (living with diabetes), grant to Awaken Reno (anti-human trafficking program), 2 scholarships for TECH TREC (Girls and Science), Lake Tahoe Wildlife Center, and the Sugar Pine Foundation.